6 Nights 7 Days Family Vocational tour to kathmandu chitwan tour in Nepal. This trip is one of our favorite trip and we’d be delighted to help you explore this impressive region in Nepal.
Are you wondering about what you will achieve from this 6 Nights 7 Days Family Vocational tour to Cultural Kathmandu Valley and Chitwan National Park in Nepal? We are providing you this wonderful family vocational tour package which has come in a form after taking the deifying feedback from our repeated clients. Taking care of the interest of all your family members, this vocational tour package cover the dominant world heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley, Chitwan jungle safari and Tharu culture exhibition. In order to avoid the monotonous of merely visiting the sites, you will be participating in various local activities like making pottery and popular local dish called Mo: Mo and to engaging in Tibetan Thanka painting writing. You will also take an elephant bath and refreshing sports of climbing on a natural rock which is level from basic to professional climbers.
In the name of modernization, the unique culture and the tradition of every parts of the world are in a phase of extinction. In this packaged we included places where you will still visit the century back lifestyle and culture of the local people in Kathmandu valley. Nepal is basically known by the great Himalayas and its century’s old trade route which is now form as a trekking route for many adventurous visitors. Besides that, you will find the medieval period old artistic and architectural city of Kathmandu Valley. The heritage sites city boast its medieval period (880-1769AD) buildings, Temple, Stupa, Palaces and courtyards which are decorated with a highly skilled art and architecture. Astounding design and the curving on the typical temples and buildings of the old heritage city in the Kathmandu valley clearly reflect the unique culture and life style of the local people. You will also participate in the local traditional process of making pottery and Thanka paintings.
Another part of attraction is the Chitwan National Park Tour where you will encounter with the wild life and some endanger animals like one horn Rhino, Royal Bengal Tiger, and Ghariyal crocodile etc., which are protected in the area of Chitwan National Park. Riding on the elephant back and jungle safari with mahout will experience the mesmerizing sight and environment of the wild life in Chitwan. The place is also add up with the local cultural dance and the slide show to provide facts and information about the Chitwan national park and the local surrounding.
Before leaving Kathmandu valley, you will experience the adventurous rock climbing at Nagarjuna which suit for all the level of climbers. Rock climbing is a truly best sport for the children.
- Heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley including Swayambu Stupa (Monkey Temple), Bhaktapur Durbar square and Boudha Stupa.
- You will see the local communities of Newari people in Bhaktapur and Tibetan people in Boudha stupa
- You will be participated in traditional process of pottery making and thank paintings
- Jungle safari in Chitwan National Park
- Cultural dance by local Tharu people
- You will learn how to make MO:MO, pottery etc
Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4429 ft. ), transfer to hotel
Flying into Kathmandu is a memorable experience with the Himalaya spread out. Your flight will land at (TIA) Tribhuwan International Airport at 1350m after you will receive Nepal entry visa which can be obtained in advance or on entry and for the visa process at Kathmandu TIA, you will take around 45min, it depends on the number of people in a queue. For the Nepal entry visa information, have a visit this Nepal govt. official site Department of Immigration Nepal. After you will exit from the gate, where you will see our representative waiting for you withholding placard written with the company name. Representative welcome you by offering Tibetan scarf and transfer to the hotel in private vehicle. Trek briefing and afterward invited to a host family for welcome dinner.
[Overnight at hotel]
Cultural Kathmandu Heritage sites tour
The city of Kathmandu valley is also known as the open museum because you will find temple with fine art and architecture every corner and side of the road. The UNESCO world heritage sites that you are going to visit possesses the story and culture of the valley from its beginning.
07:30 Wakeup call
08:30 Your city guide will receive you from the hotel and your sightseeing program will starts.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square
Your sightseeing program will start from the cultural and heritage sites city of Bhaktapur (the city of devotees) which is 15.7km from the Thamel. Here you will see the authentic culture and tradition of the typical Nepalese. The city is rich in its wooden and metal art and architecture curved on the struts, window and door of the temples, palaces and religious school called Bahal. Bhaktabur features the five storied temple of Nayatapola which is the tallest temple in the valley, Golden gate which possess a fine art of century back value, famous among Asian level art and the Juju Dho (famous local curd). The city has lots things to explore that cover the lifestyle and activities of the people, various shops of handmade artifact and unique item, and pottery square where you will see the traditional process to produce the pottery item. We participate you in making pottery with traditional way to experience the local culture. You will have 45 min lunch break and continue to Boudha Stupa which 13km from the Bhaktapur Durbar square.
The evening scenario of the Boudha Stupa is phenomenal. Taking rest with a cup of coffee and glass of juice on the roof top restaurant and enjoy the calm and peaceful ambience. Boudha stupa is one of the largest stupa in the world forming a religion and culture hub for the Tibetan and people from the Himalayas of Nepal. Early in the morning and evening time, the Tibetan man and women carrying praying beads and wheel in their hand and circumambulating the stupa. Small peripheral of the stupa is surrounded by the Thanka and rituals objects shop. The spot is favorable to explore both the culture and architectural sites.
After finishing the day tour, your guide will drop you at the hotel and you have a free time to explore Thamel area or engage in your own activities. Your next day program is to travel Chitwan.
2N/3D Jungle safari Tour in Chitwan National Park
You will drive to Chitwan at Sauraha by Tourist bus. Normally, in order to get in Chitwan, there is land and air options. From Sauraha bus stand the representatives of our company will pick you and transfer to the hotel. There you will get the detail program briefing and allocate your room.
15:00:The guide take you to the village tour and explain about the unique nculture of the Tharu people and art and design of the local house. Then next visit to the National Park Visitors’ Center, where you will get information on history and the wildlife of the National Park. In the evening, you enjoy enjoy your free time on the bank of the Rapti River with sunset view.
Tharu community has organized cultural dance for the visitors. There is a community hall showing the slide show informing the knowledge about the wild life of Chitwan National Park and the culture of the local people. You will participate in a cultural group dance which is at the end of the cultural program.
06:00 Wakeup call
The morning environment of the Sauraha is very refreshing as you will hear the chirping sound of the birds which indicate the beginning of the day. The guide will take you for the canoe ride on Rapti River and don’t miss the sites of 2 rare species of crocodile: the Marsh Mugger and the fish eating Gharial. The narrow boat on a silent river will take you to another bank of the river and leave there. From there hiking inside the jungle start and next reach to the elephant bath place where you ride on an elephant and it will splash water towards you.
15:00: Jungle safari on the elephant back will be the indelible moment for you. The mahout will take you to the places where you could see the endanger animal which include four different kinds of deer, rhinoceros, wild boar, monkey, leopard, sloth bear and the Royal Bengal Tiger (If you are lucky). The ambience of the forest is photogenic and you also overview glimpse of other mammal which reside there.
Scenic drive to Kathmandu (1350m/4429ft.), 6hr drive
Grabbing the last morning opportunity in Chitwan, you will bring to visit the Government Elephant Breeding Centre. You will see small baby elephant to giant old elephant over there. Then returning back to the resort and getting on the tourist bus to Kathmandu. Our representative will assist you for it. Later getting to Kathmandu you have free day. There is flight options too while return back to kathmandu.
Nagarjuna Rock climbing and Swayambhu Sightseeing Tour
8:00: we will drive to Swayambu is the best time to visit in the morning time as you will get a spectacular view of Kathmandu valley from the hillock. Listing in the UNESCO world heritage sites, Swayambu stupa is particularly famous among the Newari Buddhist but one can see both Buddhist and Hindu devotees praying together. According to the Swayambu Puran (the book which describes the story of Swayambu), the origin of Swayambu stupa is related with the beginning of inhabitants in Kathmandu Valley. You will see the people from Himalaya in a Tibetan cultural dresses circumambulating around the hillock. We continue drive to Shivapuri National Park at Nagarjuna forest Nagarjuna Climbing Center.
Nagarjuna Climbing center, 45min of drive will bring us to climbing Center. Your climbing starts with the short session of training by the professional lady climbing guide. You will ascend more than 21 routes about 55m high on a dizzying limestone cliff. All the climbers are safely assist by the climbing guide and you will experience your inner strength. We offer lunch and tea for the refreshment. After we return to hotel by private transportation.
Note: This trip you can make exclude too.
Final Departure From Kathmandu (1350m/4429ft.)
A representative of IHSA will drop off you at the airport by private vehicle.
- Bhaktapur, Boudha Stupa and Swayambhu Sighseeing tour by private vehicle and professional city guide
- All airport transfers. We’ll pick you up personally
- Accommodation in a quality 3* hotel with breakfast in Ktm[upgrade possible]
- Nagarjuna Rock Climbing all entrace fees, Lunch, private vehicle, professional and trained female climbing guide
- National park entrance fees
- Necessary paper works, all government, and local taxes
- Farewell dinner in Kathmandu by the host family at Typical Nepali Cultural Restaurant
- Sharing Tourist bus from Ktm to Sauraha
- Duffel bag and trekking map
- International Airfare to and from your country
- Nepal visa (USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days, two passport photographs required). For the further more information, have visit Nepal Immigration Department official website.
- Insurance - Following stated things must be submit while you do trips through (IHSA)
- You must submit copy of your insurance certificate included standard policies
- At the time of you do Insurance you should read the policy carefully whether your requirements are included or not
- IHSA also recommends your insurance policy covers cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects
- Any alcoholic beverages, cold drinks and boiled water as well as snacks, deserts etc. during the trek
- Tipping is a culture in Nepal and is expected by your staff (guides, porters, drivers)
- Hot shower, wifi, battery charges (available at extra cost in lodges, sometimes free)
- Unforeseen expenses not under our control such as flight cancellations or delays, weather-related issues, illness during the trek, rescue costs, etc
- Any other costs not specifically included. Please feel free to ask if in doubt
01 large duffel bag: The Luggage is for to carry all your personal gear on the tour. Should be strong and durable. The best size would be around 30" x 14", with a full-length zipper and handles.
1 rucksack or day pack: The bag is for to accommodate a sweater, rain gear, water bottle, camera and accessories and any miscellaneous items you need to have during the day. We recommend a pack with at least 1450cu. In capacity, or smaller if you are not carrying a large amount of camera equipment.
Head and Face Gear:
3. Warm hat
4. Sunscreen with a very high SPF factor
5. Lip balm with a high SPF factor
6. An emergency light
2. Thermal underwear- Top and bottom. Synthetic is best
3. 2 shorts
1. down Jacket
2. Fleece Jacket (or a windproof jacket)
3. Waterproof jacket with a hood (or a poncho)
4. Waterproof pants
5. Baggy pants
6. 2 pairs of gloves/mittens (1 thin and 1 thick)
7. 1 sweater to be worn under the fleece jacket
1. Light weight walking boots
2. Spare laces
3. 2 pairs of thick woolen socks.
4. 2 pairs of thin socks to be worn under the woolen socks
5. One pair of sandals or comfortable shoes for camp
2. Reading book
3. Trail Map/Guide book
4. Journal & Pens
5. Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
1. 1 medium sized quick drying towel
2. Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
3. Nail clippers
4. Face and body moisturize
5. Feminine hygiene products
You need a visa for Nepal, which can be obtained in advance or on entry. If you wish to apply before departure the current visa cost is £20 for a 15-day visa and £35 for a 30-day visa for UK passport holders. The current cost of a visa on arrival is US$25 for 15 days, US$40 for 30 days or if extending your stay $100 for 90 days. All are multiple entries. The visa on arrival fee can be paid for in cash in US Dollars, Pounds Sterling or Euros. You will also need a passport photo. Application forms are available in the immigration hall (or for electronic passports, there are visa registration machines which, after inserting your passport, automatically fill out a form for you). You must firstly join the queue to pay the visa fee and then go to the relevant immigration desk to obtain your 15, 30 or 90-day visa stamp. There can be long queues for visas on arrival.
The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla significantly reduces the journey time compared to the trek via Jiri (which we also offer). The flight is the shortest and most popular way of gaining access to the region but the mountain weather is notoriously unpredictable and sometimes even during the best part of the season, flights are delayed or postponed for one or more days. We can also arrange for a Heli charter from Kathmandu to Lukla instead but this adds significant extra cost. We highly recommend that you take potential delays into account and allow for a week extra day in Kathmandu.
Money and Gratuity
Money and Gratuity; It is best to bring a mixture of cash and traveler’s checks in a major currency [some currencies are not convertible to NPR]. USD, GBP, CAD, EUR, and AUD are generally fine. Ensure you have also small denominations. As a guideline for baseline spending money we suggest USD 8 - 10 per meal in Kathmandu / Pokhara and USD 30 – 35 per day whilst trekking in the Annapurna region (if you drink or smoke or plan some major shopping this could be higher). You should exchange enough money into Nepalese Rupees to last the entire time of your trek BEFORE leaving Kathmandu. There are no exchange facilities in the villages along the trail but plenty of money changers in KTM.
Gratuity is, Since the 1960s when trekking in Nepal was developed, there has been a tradition for groups and independent visitors to gratude their crews at the end of a trek but gratuity are not included in the trip price. If you are happy with the performance of the trekking staff, we suggest the following as a minimum: USD 7 per day of the wages or around one day’s wage for each week on a trek. As a rule, and through tradition, the head cook should get a little more than the porters and ‘Sherpa’ and kitchen crews. The Sardar and Leader/Guide should get a little more again.
Staying hydrated is important when undertaking any physical activity but particularly so at altitude where it is generally recommended to drink at least 3-4 litres per person per day.
We strongly encourage you not to buy bottled water on trek as this contributes to the growing problem of plastic pollution in Nepal’s trekking areas.
All tea houses will provide cold water free of charge, if requested. Although this should not be drunk untreated, we recommend that you bring a reusable bottle with a wide opening (Nalgene or similar) with you and use a SteriPEN to treat it with. A SteriPEN is a handheld UV water purifier – small, lightweight and battery powered so easy to pack for a trek. In Nepal’s trekking regions most of the bottled water isn’t strictly ‘mineral water’ anyway but is UV treated, so it’s exactly the same technology. It’s quick to use, far more effective than purification tablets, and the water is ready immediately. It’s fine to use a SteriPEN on non-boiled water so long as it isn’t cloudy or full of sediment (which is uncommon in these regions).
SteriPENs are widely stocked on Amazon, outdoor shops and other online retailers; look for the latest models but avoid USB charging ones. Better still, a SteriPEN will pay for itself over the course of the trek and you won’t leave behind a single plastic bottle – you will end up spending the same or even less than you would on bottled water, plus you can keep it for future trips.
If you prefer not to invest in a SteriPEN, the tea houses also sell boiled water for approx. Rs150-300 per litre (the price increases the higher you trek) which should not require treating. This is also perfect for a bedtime refill as it can double up as a hot water bottle.
While camping boiled water is supplied for drinking.
The main trekking season in Nepal is from October to mid-May when daytime temperatures at most altitudes are generally comfortable for walking, the sky is clear much of the time and rain and snow are occasional occurrences. Daytime temperatures will vary from 15ºC to 35ºC in the Kathmandu Valley to around 10ºC at 3,600m and progressively lower the higher we go.
Different seasons offer different advantages for trekking.
Post Monsoon/autumn: Mid-September to November. This is the main trekking season in Nepal. Day temperatures in Kathmandu are approximately above 20ºC. Skies are usually clear and days on trek are sunny and mild with clear mountain views. At the highest altitudes although the days can be nice and sunny the temperatures can drop to 10ºC and much lower. Nights will be colder with temperatures dropping as low as minus 10ºC and lower at the highest altitudes.
Pre-monsoon/spring: March to May. Both day and night temperatures will be warmer in general but haze will often build up in the afternoons. It is very hot in the lowlands and temperatures rise to 35ºC in Kathmandu. Flowers bloom in this season and this is one of the reasons people chose to trek in spring.
Snow can be expected on any departure, usually at the higher altitudes. Summit day will be a very early start (usually about 2am) and will be extremely cold. Although mostly it is calm and clear on summit day the mountain does occasionally get high winds. You need to be equipped for temperatures as low as minus 25ºC plus wind chill on summit day.
Please remember that in any mountain area the weather is never wholly predictable and you should be prepared and equipped to deal with any differences in weather beyond the conditions described above.
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